John Overton, attorney, congressman, and U.S. Senator practiced law in Alexandria, La. He was a supporter of Huey Long and served as Long’s attorney in the impeachment fight of 1929. Overton was elected to the House of Representatives, and served from 1931 to 1933. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1932 with Long’s support, and re-elected in 1938 and 1944.